1899 – II


(#77) Ridgely Manor, New York. September 1899.  Standing  ( from  L): Swami Turiyananda, Swami Abhedananda.  Sitting  ( from  L): Swamiji, Alberta Sturges, Besse Leggett ( hidden ), Josephine MacLeod, and friend of Alberta’s.

(#77) Ridgely Manor, New York. September 1899. Standing (from L): Swami Turiyananda, Swami Abhedananda. Sitting (from L): Swamiji, Alberta Sturges, Besse Leggett (hidden), Josephine MacLeod, and friend of Alberta’s.

(#78) Ridgely Manor, New York, September 1899. Same group, same day as #77. We see Swamiji standing and looking unwell, and Alberta with her face in her hands, shielding her eyes from the afternoon sun.

(#79) Ridgely Manor, New York. September 1899. This is a pastel drawing of Swamiji au Bedouin by a young artist, Maud Stumm, who was one of the house guests at Ridgely. Swamiji took a few drawing lessons from her and later drew a portrait of Swami Turiyananda. Alas, we don’t have a copy of it.

(#80) Ridgely Manor, New York. October 1899. This photo was taken on the porch of the “Inn.”